American Motorcycle Dealer AMD 229 August 2018 - Page 20

Ducati International Hill Climb Reclaims ‘King of the Mountain’ Crown Legendary Ducati racer Carlin Dunne led the 2018 Spider Grips Ducati Pikes Peak team to victory and reclaimed the crown as King of the Mountain at this year’s annual running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC), completing the “Race to the Clouds” in 9:59:102. This was Dunne’s fourth victory at Pikes Peak. “We did it. We took the podium,” said Dunne, who notably was the first motorcyclist ever to traverse the 4,720-foot Pikes Peak race course in less than 10 minutes in 2012. “The Multistrada 1260 Pikes Peak proved as amazing as we all hoped. It performed flawlessly, giving me everything I needed to get up the mountain. Pikes Peak is never an easy race, but the weather cooperated, and we clinched the victory for Ducati.” This is Ducati’s seventh victory on the mountain since the company’s debut in 2008. Ducati and Dunne held the all-time course record from 2012 until 2017, a year in which Ducati was not part of the official race competition. Dunne’s previous victory in 2012 was achieved on the game-changing Multistrada 1200 S. This year, Dunne secured the win on the new Multistrada 1260 Pikes Peak model. The new Multistrada 1260 Pikes Peak showcases the versatility of a new, larger displacement 1262 cc Ducati Testastretta DVT engine delivering 18% more torque in the mid-range. The bike is also paired with a redesigned chassis for increased stability. Rounding out the Ducati team this year was new member Codie Vahsholtz, who finished in third with a time of 10:12:703. Vahsholtz is a Colorado native Tires, Service and Shop Catalog Win a Dealer VIP Package for AIMExpo Las Vegas, October 11-14 AIMExpo presented by Nationwide is offering dealers the opportunity to win one of five VIP Dealer Packages - simply by registering for the show by the end of August. “With the countdown to the 2018 AIMExpo presented by Nationwide well underway, more and more dealers are registering to attend the show to see new products, take advantage of exclusive show specials from premium exhibitors, attend our free dealer education program and be a part of the first ever Powersports Industry Week.” Described as a truly unique, week-long celebration of motorcycling and the greater powersports marketplace, Powersports Industry Week has been created in an effort to bring the industry together in recognition of the three core pillars that drive motorcycling as a whole – lifestyle, business and racing. The line-up of events for show visitors during show week includes the Monster Energy Cup, Las Vegas BikeFest, Powersports Business Dealer Seminars, Ride for Kids, and AIMExpo presented by Nationwide. The VIP Dealer Package includes four nights free accommodation at the Mandalay Bay Hotel during AIMExpo; VIP tickets to Las Vegas BikeFest WIN A FRE E E R DEAL KAGE C VIP PA ER TO REGIST TER EN 20 who comes from a family of Pikes Peak champions and has established a series of victories of his own. This year, for the 96th running of the “Race to the Clouds,” Ducati partnered with Shell Advance, Brembo, Pirelli, Termignoni, Spider Grips, Ducati by Rizoma, Race Tech, Revl and Racing Cowboys. AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE DEALER - AUGUST 2018 (including access to LIVE entertainment featuring Puddle Of Mudd and FOGHAT); and free tickets to the Monster Energy Cup in the special industry seating section. Dealers will also be able to participate in an all new industry initiative – the Dealer Summit 2018, a Trade Only Days schedule of speeches, symposia and briefings that will put the focus “on the vital role retailers play in the long-term growth of the industry, where they serve as the face of powersports to the general consumer.” Simply follow the website links, and after selecting your registration category, select your preferred social media platform. To complete your registration, share that you are attending AIMExpo presented by Nationwide to your preferred social media platform and invite eight of your industry colleagues via LinkedIn to become eligible to win this VIP package. The winners will be drawn at random on September 1. In response to dealer demand, Tucker has released an addition to its family of print and digital catalogs - bringing all the tires, service, shop and related products from across its V-twin to Street, Off-road to ORV product offers. At 866 pages of “the most widely used products in powersports” it includes “the day-to-day items that you and your customers use the most, plus a few extra categories with key items for service projects.” This is the second new catalog is a sequence following the Tucker re-branding and its sixth catalog in total, added to Street, Offroad, Helmet & Apparel, ATV/UTV, and V-twin.